Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio
Burgess & Niple (B&N) was retained by the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) to prepare and implement closure of the Model Landfill, which is located south of downtown Columbus, Ohio. This project was initially to be conducted as a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study. Activities performed during the investigation phase included aerial mapping, construction and sampling of monitoring wells, characterization of the landfill cover, evaluation of the effects of the facility on flooding of State Route 104, air emission sampling and analysis, and negotiation with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
The site remedial investigation phase demonstrated that the facility is having relatively small impact on the environment, and that minor cover and drainage improvement were warranted. A risk assessment performed as part of the study indicated that the site was suitable for redevelopment with some form of beneficial reuse of the facility.
Plans, specifications and bidding documents were prepared for a maintenance project addressing cover repair and surface water drainage issues. Cut-and-fill calculations were prepared, surface water drainage features designed, and a cost estimate prepared. B&N worked closely with SWACO to develop a request for proposal for “beneficial use” that incorporated the maintenance work. A proposal was received and accepted for development of a golf course on the facility. B&N represented SWACO on technical issues during construction. Petro Environmental Technologies designed and developed the Phoenix Golf Course that was constructed on the site.